COMMUNITY OF FREE ROMANIANS
Romanian Orthodox Church in Baden, Switzerland, dedicated to Our Lady and Saint Calinic of Cernica, celebrates 40th Anniversary of its existence. Our church is the oldest Romanian church in German-speaking Switzerland and one of the oldest Romanian churches in the West.
In 2007 we started to celebrate also in Zürich.
The foundation of the church was a great blessing for Romanians who, in difficult times of life outside the homeland, could baptize their children, get married and be buried according to the Orthodox tradition. But especially important for the Orthodoxes was the opportunity for the church to preserve their Orthodox values, to lead a prayer life, to participate to the Holy Liturgy.
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Our church has constantly had its canonical recognition by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (from which it draws its canonical legitimacy itself the autocephaly of the Romanian Orthodox Church). Also the priests of our Church had their canonical legitimacy and connection from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The parish Archpriest is Valentin Bassarabescu-Puricel, with a degree in Orthodox Theology at the University of Saint-Serge / Sorbonne in Paris, a descendant of the ancient Romanian families of Bassarabescu and Boteanu.
Those who have given me their love are loved by me, and those who make search for me with care will get me (Pr. 8:17).
What joy is ours that the Lord not only forgives our sins ,but allows the soul to know Him, so soon as she humbles herself. The poorest wretch can humble himself and know God in the Holy Spirit. There is no need of money or posessions in order to know God, only humility. The Lord gives Himself freely, for His mercy's sake alone. I did not know this before but now every day and every hour every minute, I see clearly the mercy of God. The Lord gives peace even in sleep, but without God there is no peace in the soul (Saint Silouan the Athonite).
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